Percy Main Metro station

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Percy Main
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Percy Main Metro station
Approaching Percy Main on an eastbound train
Location
Place Percy Main
Local authority North Tyneside
Fare zone information
Network One zone 2
Metro zone B
Original (1979) zone 28
Station code PCM
History
Opened 20 June 1839
Closed for conversion 11 August 1981
Metro since 14 November 1982
Tyne and Wear Metro
List of Tyne and Wear Metro stations

Percy Main Metro station is on the Yellow line of the Tyne and Wear Metro in the village of Percy Main in North Tyneside, England. The original station of the Newcastle & North Shields Railway opened in 1839 to serve a small riverside community clustered around a colliery. All of the original buildings were demolished when the station was converted for Metro use.

The footbridge installed at Percy Main station by the North Eastern Railway has been preserved by the National Railway Museum in York.[1] The footbridge is very similar to one still in situ at South Gosforth station.

From here, it is a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) walk to the DFDS Seaways ferry terminal, and to Royal Quays. Also, it is a short walk to the south terminus of the North Tyneside Steam Railway.

The Metro tracks cross the 55th parallel north line of latitude just east of Percy Main station.

The station is in between the Meadow Well Metro station and Howdon Metro station Metro stations.

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Coordinates: 54°59′59″N 1°28′29″W / 54.9996°N 1.4746°W / 54.9996; -1.4746

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Percy Main Bridge collection page". NRM Collections. National Railway Museum. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
Preceding station   Tyne and Wear Metro   Following station
towards St James
Yellow line
towards South Shields
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Interchange with North Tyneside Steam Railway